I can only admire your saintly restraint @Rafa !
Groundhog Day here, another day, another meal, another wine. Today’s excuse being, I felt deserving after a lengthy workout earlier in the day…
…anyway, it’s a Nebbiolo d’Alba ‘Drago’ 2016 from Poderi Colla. On the go now and just enjoyed with a large bowl of, shop bought, venison and sloe gin tortelloni, olive oil and parmesan.
Must say, it’s representative of the strength of the vintage. Strong but bright ruby red with a watery rim. Ripe red cherry and berry fruit with plenty of fresh floral fragrance on the nose. Medium bodied and good depth of flavour with ripe red fruits to the fore and a subtle savoury undertow. Slightly drying, but by no means assertive, tannins and beautifully fresh acidity provide excellent balance and structure and, should one be inclined, the capacity for further aging. There’s surprising length on the pleasantly astringent red fruited finish too. A lovely example of its type and right up my strade !
Not sure I like the label mind. I seem to have a problem with faces on bottles, no matter how artistic, that appear to be giving me the eye so back label to the fore here !
Happy Tuesday everyone.
Edit - oh dear @Inbar, I’ve really enjoyed previous vintages of the same and would have had similar expectations, especially as it’s closed with a screwcap ( I have a bottle too ). Fingers crossed for you it comes around with air. Oh, I also experienced something similar with a Feuerberg Grauburgunder last year which seemed totally stripped of fruit and smelt like a box of burnt matches but that was closed with a cork so blamed that for the fault.